Product Type: other coffee machines
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Member Name: bringingsexyback
Advantages: It does not slip and pours nice
Disadvantages: There are no disadvantages except the white writing on the jug
WHAT IS IT?
An 8 cup cafetiere from Bodum. When new it is presented in an attractive gift box and mine came with a free packet of Douwe Egberts coffee but I think this was a promotion as I have bought the same cafetiere since as a gift and that did not come with coffee.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
Follow the instructions on your packet of coffee and add the required number of spoons to the cafetiere. Pour on hot water and let the coffee brew for a few
minutes then press the plunger down and leave it for another minute before pouring the coffee. You do not have to wait for this extra minute but I think it makes a bit of a difference in the taste of the coffee.
WHAT I THINK
I have got a few different cafetieres but use this one the most because it is nice to use and the plunger is more effective than on any of my other cafetieres. The lip does not drip at all and the cafetiere pours the coffee smoothly into my cup without any splashing.
The mesh at the bottom of the plunger keeps all of the coffee grinds in the base of the cafetiere jug so that I don't get bits in my coffee. I like the smell of the coffee when I use this cafetiere because the lid is vented so that the aroma can be released. I like the chrome and glass design of this cafetiere and think it is much better looking than the black plastic casings on a lot of the Bodum cafetieres.
The bottom of the cafetiere is not slippy and that is good because I am busy and cannot always take enough care, a lot of cafetieres slide about when you pour the water into them but this one doesn't even if the worktop is a bit wet. I don't think there is a risk of it sliding onto the floor and smashing like has happened to some of my other cafetieres. The glass jug is very thin and I'm always scared when I am washing it up that I am going to bang it with something and break it. I think it must be stronger than it feels though because that has not happened even when my husband hit it against a glass measuring jug in the sink. It is very easy to wash up and just needs to be rinsed in hot water and wiped over with a soft cloth.
I do not like all the white writing that is printed on the jug because I think that spoils the look of it a bit. It is ok when the cafetiere is filled with coffee but when it is half empty it looks a bit odd, it is only the specifications of the cafetiere and they are all printed on the packaging so I do not understand why they have put them so brightly on the stylishly designed product as well. My husband thinks he can scratch this off but I would worry about him damaging the glass so I have just left it as it is.
I like this cafetiere very much and even though it is the most basic one out of all the cafetieres I have got I think it is the most effective and the nicest one to use.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
Summary: This is a good classic cafetiere
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